Monday, September 30, 2013

"JYJ’s Junsu captivates Sydney with his incredible concert" plus 24 more

"JYJ’s Junsu captivates Sydney with his incredible concert" plus 24 more

JYJ’s Junsu captivates Sydney with his incredible concert

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 07:00 AM PDT

JYJ's Kim Junsu (Xia) successfully kicked off his first solo concert in Australia.

On September 28, Junsu held his 'XIA Incredible Concert in Australia' at the Big Top stage in Sydney, and showcased his incredible performance of an array of hits in front of over 2,500 screaming fans.

With the set list ranged from his pop songs to ballads, Junsu performed hits from his first album 'Tarantallegra' and latest second solo album 'Incredible' including "No Gain", "Turn It Up", "11am" and "Chocolate Girl".

During the performance, Junsu expressed his feeling by saying "I got to have concert in Australia for the first time. It is my second visit to Sydney, but this is the first time to have the performance, so it feels great to spend the last night with every one of you."

Junsu's next stop will be Japan where he is scheduled to perform in Nagoya from October 8-10, then in Yokohama from October 14-16.

B2ST holds first ever concert in Busan

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 06:34 AM PDT

B2ST successfully concluded their very first concert in Busan province.

On September 28, B2ST held its '2013 Beautiful Show in Busan' at the Busan BEXCO with approximately 6,000 fans in attendance. The group opened up the show with a band version of "Black Paradise" and started heating up the stage with their performance.

During the show, B2ST greeted their fans in Busan dialect. Dongwoon said, "Busan is my hometown, so being able to perform here makes me very happy. I don't know what took us so long to get here, but it's great to be here."

B2ST performed hit songs "Shadow", "Beautiful Night" and more which was passionately followed by 6,000 fans' cheers.

Lee KiKwang said, "This show felt like a dream. We had an amazing time, and I want to thank the B2UTIES for filling in the seats."

FT Island celebrates 6th anniversary with ‘FTHX’ concert

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 06:00 AM PDT

FT Island marked their 6th anniversary with a special concert over the weekend.

The group held their live concert 'FTHX' at Seoul's Olympic Hall on September 28 and 29. The concert's title 'FTHX' is a combination of 'FT Island' and 'Thanx' and was produced to thank the fans and staffs for past six years.

During the show, FT Island performed over 30 hits from their past releases and latest album 'Thanks To' as well as Japanese singles. The original Japanese tracks were even remade in Korean language specially for the Korean fans.

Meanwhile, FT Island is currently busy promoting its latest title track "Memory", which was composed and written by the group's frontman, Lee Hongki.

Lee Bo Young and Ji Sung talk about honeymoon and baby plans

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 05:30 AM PDT

The couple of Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young tied the knot at the Walker Hill Hotel Ashton House in Kwangjang-dong on September 27. During a press conference ahead of the wedding ceremony, the couple share their thoughts on getting married.

When asked about their baby plan, Jisung said "I think we need to do a bit more of work for now. I am heading to a new drama shooting right after the wedding ceremony and Bo Young still needs to do a bit more of work."

He added, "Probably next year, we will be able to think about our baby", adding that he wishes that their first baby would be a girl.

Regarding their honeymoon, "We will decide where we will go for our honeymoon after the new drama shooting."

Crying Nut wins first round of court battle against CNBLUE

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 05:00 AM PDT

In the midst of the hot battle between the two bands, CNBLUE and FNC Entertainment filed an injunction in July to get Crying Nut to stop spreading malicious rumors but the Seoul Central District Court recently rejected the petition, ruling in favor for Crying Nut.

It was reported that Judge Kang Hyung Joo rejected CNBLUE and their agency FNC Entertainment's request forcing Crying Nut members to stop spreading rumors. The court ruled in favor for Crying Nut saying that the indie band's claim is nothing more than their reason for the lawsuit.

Since filing the suit, Crying Nut has talked online and in the local media about the dispute, saying CNBLUE should take responsibility for the infringement. You may know that Crying Nut filed a lawsuit against CNBLUE after the idol band performed Crying Nut's song without permission, which went on to be recorded and sold in Japan through a DVD.

Lee Min Ho transforms into a college student in ‘The Heirs’

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 04:40 AM PDT

Actor Lee Min Ho turned into a handsome college studen in new teaser stills for the upcoming SBS TV Wed-Thu drama 'The Heirs'.

On September 15, Lee Min Ho filmed at Redlands University located in Los Angeles. The scenes will show the actor studying at a university in America and having a debate with a foreign professor.

He managed to pull off such a good look with a white shirt alone and heated up the atmosphere with his charisma. He thoroughly went through his English scripts, and he still showed an amazing job without getting any separate lessons or directions.

A representative from Lee Min Ho's agency stated, "We were at first surprised that the length of his English lines were longer than what we expected. We hope many people will give him warm support."

The drama will make its debut on October 9th.

IU and Park Myung Soo spotted filming ‘Running Man’

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 04:20 AM PDT

It seems that IU and Park Myung Soo will be the next stars to appear on 'Running Man'!

On September 30, one netizen posted photos on an online community board showing IU and Park Myungsoo filming for an upcoming episode of SBS popular variety program, 'Running Man'.

In the photos, IU was seen smiling happily while filming next to Lee Kwangsoo and Lee Sukjin. Another cut showed the entire set of 'Running Man' and Park Myung Soo was seen standing with the members.

‘Future Choice’ reveals first trailer ft. Yoon Eun Hye, Lee Dong Gun and CNBLUE’s Yonghwa

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 04:02 AM PDT

The first trailer has been revealed for the upcoming KBS drama, 'Future Choice' (also titled 'Marry Him If You Dare') featuring the lead cast Yoon Eun Hye, Lee Dong Gun and CNBLUE's Yonghwa.

'Future Choice' is a new kind of time slip drama about a girl Na Mirae who struggled her way up to become a television scriptwriter. She returns to the past to aid and advise for self development.

Yoon Eun Hye will play Na Mirae, who works at a call center of a big company. The trailer shows the actress choosing between Lee Dong Gun, the TV announcer named Kim Shin, and Jung Yong Hwa, who plays Park Sae Ju, a VJ and the grandson of a broadcasting station representative.

[Photo] Yuri, Seo In Guk, Lee Jong Suk and more attend ‘No Breathing’ presscon

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 03:41 AM PDT

The cast members of the most anticipated movie, 'No Breathing', attended the press conference held at the CGV movie theaters in Apgujeong on September 30. The main stars including Girls' Generation's Yuri, Seo In Guk and Lee Jong Suk, along with other cast and director were in attendance.

During the event, the cast members posed for photos and answered questions from the media.

'No Breathing' is a story about swimming competition, and depicts the friendship and rivalry between two national team representatives. The movie will premiere on October 31.

Check out the photos below.

FNC Entertainment reveals mysterious comeback teaser

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 03:20 AM PDT

FNC Entertainment piqued fans' interest by releasing a mysterious teaser video on its official Youtube channel.

On September 30, FNC Entertainment released an instrumental teaser for a song called "Shaking". Although no detailed information about the artist, the music video is set to be released on October 10th, and the full song will be officially out on October 14th.

Who do you think among CNBLUE, AOA and Juniel will be making a comeback after FT Island?

2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) releases first teaser

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 03:09 AM PDT

The first trailer has been revealed for the highly-anticipated Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) for 2013!

The 2013 MAMA will be held at the Hong Kong Asia World Expo Arena on November 22nd. This is the second visit of the annual music festival in the country with 2012 MAMA previously held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Stay tuned for more teasers and artists lineup details!

Guess the MVs #18

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 02:23 AM PDT

=== Answers ===

Number 1 is 2PM's 'Heartbeat' MV

Number 2 is 4minute's 'Huh' MV

G-Dragon to participate in Jackie Chan’s concert and Shanghai Music Festival

Posted: 30 Sep 2013 12:00 AM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon has ben invited to perform at a series of large-scale concerts in China.

According to YG Entertainment, G-Dragon will be performing at a charity concert hosted by Chinese action star Jackie Chan on September 30th in Hangzhou, and at the upcoming Shanghai Music Festival to be held on October 2nd.

The Jackie Chan charity concert will celebrate Jackie Chan's appearance in 100 films as well as to raise funds for victims of the Sichuan earthquake. It will be attended by approximately 23,000 people, and G-Dragon will perform with a great number of prominent Chinese stars.

The concert rep stated, "We invited G-Dragon because we thought G-Dragon is currently one of the most influential Asian star in the world."

Also, G-Dragon will represent K-pop at the 'Shanghai West Bank Music Festival', which begins on October 1 at the Xuhui District in Shanghai. The rapper will be having his performance on the second day.

Super Junior’s Heechul comments about returning to entertainment

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 11:30 PM PDT

After serving the army for two long years, Super Junior's Kim Heechul expressed his feelings of finally returning to the entertainment world.

On September 28, Heechul posted on his Instagram, "I feel excited and awkward to participate in recording after a long time. I sometimes miss the old Kim bipolar too", and attached the series of photos above.

Netizens commented, "He must have had some difficulties", "I'm just happy that he is back" and "I will keep watching your development."

Seohyun shines in the first episode of ‘Passionate Love’

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 11:00 PM PDT

Having her official acting debut via the small screen, Girls' Generation's Seohyun made her first appearance in SBS' new weekend drama 'Passionate Love'.

In the drama, Seohyun stars as the innocent college student Han Yoo Rim, the first love of Kang Moo Yeol who is the son of a wealthy and prominent family. Their love is short-lived when Han Yoo Rim and her father pass away in a tragic car accident.

During the first episode, Moo Yeol saved Yoo Rim from getting hit by a bicycle. She treated his injury, and the two started getting closer. Seohyun's acting received a good response, and only further increased the anticipation for her acting in future episodes.

Did you watch the episode? What did you think?

B.A.P stays strong on Germany’s K-Pop chart

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 10:30 PM PDT

There is no stopping for B.A.P's dominance on Germany's K-Pop chart!

According to TS Entertainment, B.A.P's latest title song, "Badman" ranked first on Germany's K-Pop music charts for the month September. The group's other tracks "One Shot", "Hurricane" and "Coffee Shop" also remained in the Top 10, proving B.A.P's dominance in the country.

All of the group's previous title songs have dominated the chart, continuing its record as the only K-pop group to rank within top 10 for 20 months straight in Germany.

BoA reveals LeeSSang’s Gil used to like her

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 10:00 PM PDT

BoA recently revealed that LeeSSang's Gil used to have a crush on her.

On the recent episode of MBC 'Infinity Challenge' which was aired on September 26, the members had their first meetings with the musicians who they will be working with on the upcoming 'Infinity Challenge Music Festival'.

During the show, the production team asked the two whether they have felt each other as more than friends. BoA said, "He gave up on me. I still cannot forget the text message that he sent me. He said he liked me."

Embarrassed of BoA's surprising revelation, Gil began sweating bullets over his head. BoA then teased him by saying, "Never knew that bald people sweat as well."

G-Dragon to release LP edition of ‘Coup d’etat’

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 09:30 PM PDT

Big Bang's G-Dragon will be releasing an LP edition of his second solo album 'Coup d'etat'.

On September 30, YG Entertainment announced that G-Dragon will release 8,888 copies of limited edition vinyl versions of 'Coup d'etat' on October 18th. This is the second time G-Dragon has released an album in LP form after he released his 'One of a Kind' on vinyl overseas.

Taking inspiration from G-Dragon's lucky number '8', there will be 8,888 copies of the album and each album will be marked with the singer's handwriting. The album is newly remastered in high quality to keep the original sound intact.

Crayon Pop recalls hardships before getting popular

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 09:01 PM PDT

Girl group Crayon Pop, who is currently enjoying popularity, recalled their hardships during debut days to get their name known to the public.

On the September 28th broadcast of MBC's 'Human Documentary', Crayon Pop talked about the days when they held series of guerilla performance on the streets and the members went out just in training suits even though the weather was fiercely cold.

Soyul recalled, "Because there were many who didn't recognize us, we were a bit sad as we would hold up signs saying we're a girl group, we're Crayon Pop."

The CEO of Crayon Pop's management agency also shared, "They went out for a guerrilla performance in cold weather. We felt so sorry to their parents, but I still had to lead them."

LUNAFLY covers Avicii’s “Wake Me Up”

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 08:47 PM PDT

The talented trio of LUNAFLY, who have been treating fans with cover performances, are now back with another amazing cover song, to the delight of the fans.

On September 30, LUNAFLY released a beautiful cover of Avicii's "Wake Me Up", showing off their unique charms and musicality. The group also gave eye candy to fans, sharing a simple music video for the cover.

Check out the video below.

T-ara releases Eunjung and Qri’s teaser images for ‘Number 9’

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 08:27 PM PDT

Getting ready for a comeback, T-ara unveiled new teaser photos of members Eunjung and Qri for upcoming album 'Number 9'.

T-ara's new album title song "Number Nine" is co-composed by Sinsadong Tiger and composer Choi Gyu Sung. The song starts out balladical and changes into strong electronic in the chorus part.

'Number 9' mini album will officially be released on October 10 while T-ara will perform the song for the first time at K-POP Dream Concert on the 6th.

Tiny-G goes sexy for “Miss You” MV teaser

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 08:16 PM PDT

Showcasing their new transformation, girl group Tiny-G released a music video teaser for upcoming single, "Miss You".

On September 30, the group unveiled new teaser video for their return with third single "Miss You". While Tiny-G showed off more of their cute charms on previous tracks, they seem to be going on a sexy concept this time for the new round of promotion.

"Miss You" will be released on October 2nd. In the meantime, check out the teaser below.

Brown Eyed Soul’s Young Jun unveils “Driving Road” MV starring Dal Shabet’s Subin

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 08:06 PM PDT

Brown Eyed Soul's Young Jun has just released the full music video for his latest single, "Driving Road"!

"Driving Road" is a lovely acoustic ballad and features rapper PALOALTO. The single is written and composed by 17HOLIC and is included in the project album "Clef Project 2/4".

The music video for the song is also gaining attention with Dal Shabet's Subin featuring on it. Check ou the video below.

SECRET’s Song Jieun reveals “False Hope” MV + video message for the fans

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 08:32 PM PDT

Having already started her solo promotions on music programs, SECRET's Song Jieun has now officially release her comeback single and full music video for "False Hope".

"False Hope" is an R&B ballad with lyrics about a woman who feels pain due to her ex-lover giving her false hope after breakup. This was a total departure from her bright and adorable image that she sported while she was with her group, SECRET.

Check out the MV below.

In addition, Song Jieun released a special video message for the fans. Check it out below.

Trailer for T-ara Hyomin’s Japanese movie ‘Jinx’ revealed

Posted: 29 Sep 2013 07:40 PM PDT

T-ara's Hyomin has transformed herself into a adorable cupid on the official trailer for upcoming Japanese film, 'Jinx'.

'Jinx' is about the stories of college students and their various feelings, which will be directed by director Naoto Kumazawa. In the film, Hyomin will be playing a Korean student named Ji Ho, who will act as the cupid to the main leads, Kurumi Shimizu and Kento Yamazaki.

'Jinx' will hit theaters in Japan on November 16. Check out the trailer below.